AIM Gatineau

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Opening Times

  • Monday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Tuesday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Wednesday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Thursday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Friday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Saturday 8:00 am - 12:00 зm
  • Sunday closed

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The AIM Gatineau is located in Gatineau, Quebec and is operated by the city’s public management and fulfills the function of assimilating and eliminating the solid waste of its inhabitants, different waste disposal techniques are carried out here. The Gatineau Landfill accepts waste material from local individuals and legal entities.

In this place the recycling of organic and inorganic waste is carried out and it has a special structure and treatment, to make it as sustainable as possible.

The landfill is located at 36 Rue de BecancourGatineau, QC J8P 8A4 , Gatineau, J8P 8A4, Quebec, Canada.

You can view the schedule of the center on the Opening hours tab above. The landfill is closed for holidays: Christmas (December 25) and New Year (January 1).

If you need to contact the landfill, you can email them at this address: info@moneyformetal.com or call at 819-643-3667.

Services provided

The Gatineau recycling depot is built and managed so that it can operate for about next 70-100 years, providing the following services to the community and the environment:

  • Copper Recycling
  • Metal Recycling
  • Plastic Recycling
  • Brass Recycling
  • Batteries Recycling

Materials accepted

The recycling center in Gatineau accepts a wide variety of waste types, from household disposables to commercial waste. Waste management fees may vary, as well as the materials received and the amount, so we recommend contacting the Gatineau recycling center directly if you have any questions.

These are the materials that are accepted:

Automotive

  • Alternators
  • Aluminum Copper Radiators
  • Auto Bodies(Delivered)
  • Starters

Batteries

  • BATTERIES STEEL CASED

Electronics

  • AC ADAPTERS (with wire)
  • Appliances
  • Cell Phones
  • COMPUTERS (in complete)
  • E-Waste: Ac Adapters (with wire)
  • E-Waste: Cell Phones
  • E-Waste: Computers (complete)
  • E-Waste: Laptops (complete)
  • E-Waste: TVs / Monitors
  • Electric Motors
  • Projectors
  • STAND ALONE PRINTERS
  • TVs / MONITORS
  • White Goods

Metal

  • Radiators
  • #1 Copper
  • #2 Copper Wire
  • Alternators
  • Aluminum BX (Containing copper wire inside)
  • Aluminum Casting
  • Aluminum Copper Rads
  • Aluminum Extrusion
  • Aluminum low copper
  • Aluminum Siding
  • ALUMINUM UTENSIL
  • ALUMINUM WHEEL RIMS
  • ALUMINUM WHEEL RIMS W/CHROME
  • Appliances
  • Black Cast Iron
  • Copper electric motors
  • Copper Starters
  • LEAD WEIGHTS
  • Motors
  • NO. 1 STEEL
  • NO. 1 STEEL OS
  • NO. 2 STEEL
  • P/S 4 FT
  • P/S O/S STEEL
  • Red Brass
  • SHREDDABLE STEEL
  • Stainless
  • Stainless Steel
  • STAINLESS STEEL (304 NON MAG.)
  • UBC (Cans) ( Aluminium )
  • WHITE CAST IRON
  • Yellow Brass

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Frequently asked questions in Gatineau, J8P 8A4

How to recycling computers?

Electronic waste, also known as e-waste, is all parts of electronic devices or broken devices, such as household appliances, televisions, electric stoves, air conditioners, microwaves, radios, computers, mobile phones, batteries, hard drives, motherboards, circuits, monitors, etc., that we discard.

Most e-waste contains a series of highly polluting materials, including heavy metals such as mercury, lead, cadmium, lead, chromium, arsenic or antimony, which not only harm the environment, but are also highly dangerous for human health.

The best way to dispose of electronic waste is by recycling. Electronic waste contains precious metals including gold, silver, copper, platinum, and palladium, as well as significant amounts of iron, aluminum, and plastics, which can be recycled. Giving away electronic devices that are no longer needed is always the best option, but if it is a product that cannot be repaired, it is important to deposit it at a local recycling center that accepts electronic waste. Recycling centers reclaim many of the materials from which these products are made, including plastics, glass, metal, and aluminum that can be recovered and reused in new electronics.

How does a recycling place work?

In the United States, there are 633 material recycling centers. In these local recycling centers, the waste we generate is stored, and that has the capacity to be recycled so that other people or companies can take advantage of it. Waste that is not recycled takes many years to decompose, which pollutes and harms the health of humans and the earth.

In this sense, recycling centers are very important in the fight against environmental pollution, since they can clean, classify and pack a total of 100,000 tons of waste per day. However, the recycling centers cannot do all the work, the waste must have a correct treatment from the consumer, who must separate and clean the waste so that it can be classified correctly in the center and later sent to factories for transformation or processors.

What does a landfill look like?

Sanitary landfills are designated sites for the disposal of garbage or other types of solid waste. Large holes are built at these sites into which garbage is buried. Until a few years ago, landfills were a major source of pollution due to the contact of toxic waste with the environment, but today they are designed to prevent waste from reaching and contaminating groundwater.

Sanitary landfills are built with a layering system that isolates debris from air and water, which is vital to preventing pollution. The garbage is compacted in cells to make the most of the available space, for which heavy machinery such as excavators and compaction equipment is used. Some of the polluting byproducts of garbage generation, such as methane, are captured and used to generate electricity. However, landfills continue to represent an important source of pollution, since when they reach their maximum capacity, the land on which they are built will take thousand of years to recover.

Why are certain items not recyclable?

Not all the containers we consume are recyclable, even those that may seem so, that is why sometimes the local recycling center does not accept all the waste we carry. For example, while plastic bottles are the most widely recycled plastic products, not all bottles are made from the same plastic and their acceptance varies depending on the capabilities of each local recycling center.

In addition, the recycling services can reject your waste for recycling because it is dirty or contaminated since this means that it can no longer be recycled. Another reason facilities may reject materials is because of their shape, since some objects can damage the machinery, such as hooks. Other items that you cannot deposit in the recycling centers are:

  • Syringes
  • Bowling balls
  • Aerosol cans that are not empty
  • Plastic bags
  • Batteries
  • Diapers
  • Electronics
  • Ceramics
Are clothes recyclable or garbage?

The fashion industry has become the second most polluting in the world, only behind the big oil companies. The environmental impact of the textile industry extends throughout its “commercial ecosystem”: from production, distribution, and exhibition to acquisition, care, and washing processes and, finally, its disposal. In the United States, more than 12 million tons of clothing are dumped in landfills annually.

Clothing and textiles are 100% recyclable, but only 15% are recycled in the United States. To recycle clothing, it is best to first consider whether it can have a second life and if so, give it away, donate it or take it to a second-hand store, always clean and dry to prevent the spread of bacteria, viruses, and fungi.

When it comes to clothes that are already in very poor condition or pieces of fabric that can no longer be reused, it is best to take them to a collection point that accepts this type of waste. At recycling centers for textiles, clothing is turned into fiber and used to make new products, such as padding, rubber-coated playgrounds, and some materials for the automotive industry.


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